The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued a Declaration of Water Supply Emergency for the Town of Ipswich, effective October 8, 2020. The declaration requires that the town-wide ban on outdoor water use remain in place for the duration of the Emergency Declaration. All users of the public water supply system and users of private water sources, exclusive of stormwater harvested and stored in tanks or cisterns, shall be subject to this requirement in accordance with the Town’s Outdoor Water Use Bylaw. We also ask that all water users limit non-essential indoor water use. For more information about the Drought Emergency please visit ipswichutilities.org. Thank you for your cooperation.